References: Esther 1
Five in the morning I got up and started to run. I did not know a party was going on for wild animals. Quail families and wild rabbits were running around and making their own cheerful noises. I have never realized quails can be so loud. It literally sounded like a big block party. It might sound weird, but I had to laugh just watching those animals and how they interact with each other. It was so much fun to watch. Later in the morning bobcat kittens were slowly roaming around our backyard. If a sinful human can look at them with loving eyes, how much more does our loving heavenly Father look at us with his loving eyes. If you meet a sour person, love them no matter what. Sourness may become sweet. If you meet a bitter person, love them anyway, bitterness may become sweeter than honey. I picked figs from a fig tree in our back yard. Some of them was not sweet as the fully ripe one’s. But most of them were sweet.
And then I cut it in half of the fully ripe one, I saw a pink heart in the middle. To me, fig is one of the most delicious fruits.He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. ( Rev. 21:4)
Our faith is not about what we are DOING, but believing what God has DONE for us. Wow! Hallelujah! When God allowed my sorrow and pain to bring me to the cross, I quietly knelt in His presence. I could not ask for the reason of my sorrow and suffering. There were no words before Him. I met a God who said that He loves me even to the death. Heaven is closer to me now than ever before. My son’s death connected me with the reality of sin and death, and led me closer to my only hope, Jesus Christ. Now, I am forgiven and have hope that will see Jesus and my son some day at a beautiful place where there is no more pain, no more tears and no more fear. Nothing can separate us from the Love of Christ.